The Dutch poet, novelist, and playwright Marjolijn van Heemstra holds a master’s degree in religion. Her first poetry collection, If Moses Had Been More Persistent, won the Jo Peters Poetry Prize. She debuted as a novelist with The Last of the Aedemas. Her latest novel, In Search of a Name, was nominated for multiple national prizes and has been translated into nine languages. She currently writes for The Correspondent, Harper’s Bazaar, and several newspapers.
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